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Iowa, known as the Hawkeye State, is located in the midwestern region of the United States. Visitors can experience the state's rich agricultural heritage at farms and farmers' markets, or explore some of the state's picturesque small towns like Pella and Decorah. Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa, offers a thriving cultural scene with museums, galleries, and performance venues.

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Iowa Guides

  • Quad cities

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  • How the Quad Cities does brunch

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    The Quad Cities is a collection of dozens of cities, towns and communities, all with unique styles and offerings. Check out some of the best places to grab brunch with family or friends.
  • Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in the Quad Cities

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    ou see a fresh expanse of newly fallen snow. What do you want to do? Make footprints across it, write your name, make a snow angel, build a snowman, etc. Did snowshoeing come to mind? Or maybe going for a hike? If not, maybe it should! Kelly Daugherty is an avid outdoors person, even in the winter. “It definitely helps eliminate some of those winter blues,” Kelly says. “It's a mental benefit for everyone, even the dog! My big dog, a Great Pyrenees named Adekes, LOVES snow. He would stay out there for hours if we would let him.” Winter hiking or snowshoeing offers a whole new view of the woods. You can see through the woods to what may be on the other side of that tree or what may be around the corner. A lot of times in the summer months when everything is all green and lush, you miss seeing things like animal tracks or the way the ice forms on certain objects. A snow-filled scene is like no other—the way it settles on the trees is always different and always beautiful. If you’re ready to go snowshoeing, any kind of snow will work…but a brand-new snowfall is the best. There’s nothing better than a fresh snowfall when it has gotten just cold enough to form a nice, crunchy layer on the top. Watch out for icy areas or icy weather conditions because you’ll be too busy watching your step to enjoy nature’s beauty.
  • Holiday Shopping Guide to the Quad Cities

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    'Tis the season for twinkling lights, festive carols, and the all-important holiday shopping spree! If you find yourself in the charming Quad Cities this time of the year, you're in luck. Nestled along the Mississippi River, this vibrant community boasts a unique blend of big-city amenities and small-town charm, making it the perfect backdrop for your season's gift-hunting adventures. From quaint boutiques in Davenport to specialty stores in Moline, each city offers a treasure trove of finds. Whether you're on the hunt for hand-crafted artisan gifts in Rock Island or seeking out the latest gadgets in Bettendorf, our Holiday Shopping Guide to the Quad Cities is your go-to resource for uncovering the best local spots to check off everything on your gift list. So grab your coziest scarf, sip on some hot cocoa, and let's dive into the holiday hustle and bustle of these festive riverfront cities!
  • Best Things to Do in the Quad Cities

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  • Things to do in the Quad Cities if you're in town for RAGBRAI or Bix 7

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    The last weekend in July is always a big party in downtown Davenport, Iowa and the entire Quad Cities with the Quad-City Times Bix 7 road race and the festivities surrounding the race on Saturday morning. This year we are adding the 50th anniversary of RAGBRAI and 30,000 cyclists so it is sure to be an even bigger celebration in the QC. We are dubbing that weekend as #BixBRAI weekend and here is what's happening in downtown Davenport! There are even more events happening throughout the Quad Cities.
  • QC Dog Parks

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    Everyone has energy to burn off, and that even includes your dogs. The Quad Cities has many options for dog parks where dogs can run off-leash and play with other dogs. Take your dog and find a favorite or dog park hop. We have put together a list of dog parks in the QC.
  • Holiday Shopping Guide: Local Quad Cities treasures

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    The Quad Cities takes great pride in its local makers. This holiday gift guide will help you decide where to find those authentic treasures that your family and friends will adore.
  • 8 ways to feel like a kid again in the Quad Cities

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    Release your inner child in the Quad Cities with our all-ages, family fun opportunities!
  • Coziest Coffee Shops in the Quad Cities

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    Coffee is always a good idea. Everything gets better with coffee. Conversation is the best ingredient of coffee. Coffee is a Hug in a Mug. There's always time for coffee. Great ideas start with great coffee. If my life had a flavor, it would be coffee. When we asked Quad Citizens for their favorite cozy coffee shops, there were lots of answers from establishments that have been in the QC for decades to new shops we've just recently embraced. The ambiance and flavors available are diverse and welcoming. Many of our favorites can also be found on the Quad Cities Coffee Trail where you can enjoy coffee and get prizes! QCCoffeeTrail.com
  • QC Family Pass

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    Many of our family favorites are highlighted in the QC Family Pass. Visitors and Quad Citizens alike will love it.

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    Find time to rediscover some of the Quad Cities’ favorite indoor places. Explore history, Get creative, Be active, Drive tractors, Stop to smell the flowers, and Discover science all here in the QC.
  • QC Black Owned Eateries

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    Celebrating Black History month is a great reminder to support Black owned business in the Quad Cities. We have several Black owned restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops to devour all year long.
  • Terrific Train Sites and Sightings in the Quad Cities

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    For those who love (or even just like) trains, the Quad Cities is a wonderland of interesting facts, historical significance, fun adventures, and enjoyable viewing. You’ll find delightful toy trains, exciting train rides, and big imposing engines.
  • Best QC Restaurants to Celebrate Lunar New Year

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    Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. Besides wearing red, I highly suggest taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the best restaurants in the Quad Cities. It falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, starting a year of the Rabbit. Years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927…
  • Incredible Libraries

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    Spend a day or two lost amongst thousands of books on any subject you can imagine at these distinguished libraries around the world. From the edgy contemporary architecture of the Tianjin Binhai Library in China to the massive baroque-embracing library of Admont Abbey in Austria, there is so much to be discovered. We have handpicked some of the most incredible libraries from around the globe for your inner bookworm.
  • Coolest Places to Go Camping

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    Sandy deserts, cool mountain air, rocky coastlines with picture-perfect views, no matter what you are seeking we have found the best campsite for you. Across the globe there are endless awe-inspiring destinations to immerse yourself in nature, we have selected some of our favorite locations for your next adventure. Let's explore what this amazing earth has to offer and live off the beaten path at these cool camping destinations.
  • State Capitals in the U.S

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    With 50 states across the USA boasting a vibrant and culturally rich capital city, there are plenty of awesome destinations for your next adventure. From ultra-trendy Salt Lake City to historical Boston, these beaming metropolises encompass the famously American melting pot. For some USA travel inspo, here is our list of every capital city across the country.
  • Wagging Tails and Cold Ales: The Best Dog Friendly Breweries in Every State

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    Are you a beer lover who refuses to leave your dog behind? We've curated a list of the top breweries in every state that welcome your four-legged friend with open arms. These breweries offer a variety of craft beers, ales, and IPAs for you to enjoy with your pup by your side. Whether you're planning a road trip or simply looking for a new local hangout, this list has got you covered. So, grab your leash and get ready to experience the best dog-friendly breweries in every state!
  • My Future Adventure List

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Iowa Articles

  • America’s Next National Park? Top Contenders for 2023

    In 2019, White Sands National Park became America’s 62nd national park. Two years later, New River Gorge National Park became the nation’s 63rd. Now we’re all wondering: which park will take the title next? Lucky for us, the top contenders for America’s next national park include scenic national forests, ancient cultural sites, lazy rivers, and […]